After years of polarizing debate and disagreement, the U.S. Senate passed the first “comprehensive” immigration reform bill in decades. The bill received bipartisan support, with 14 Republicans joining Senate Democrats and Independents in a 68-32 vote. But the bill’s provision for ramping up border security – and the reason it got conservative support – angered many residents along the border who are tired of militarization in their communities.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
In abortion fight, a new Texas—young, urban, diverse—made itself heard.
The furor over the Texas Legislature’s anti-abortion shenanigans has made this week all about strong Texas women—we’re looking at you, state Sen. Wendy Davis. That makes this a perfect time for a book talk about courageous women in Texas history, …
With the Texas Senate poised to approve one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country, the crowd took over.
This morning, the Supreme Court gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the transformative 1965 law that swept away literacy tests, poll taxes and established protections for minority voters. The fallout in Texas is likely to be significant. Here’s our explainer.
In the end, it was the citizens in the gallery who made the difference late Tuesday night.
Update at 7:52 PM: For some reason, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst brought everyone back for a second vote on suspending the rules to take up SB 5. The motion failed 19-10. It is expected that SB 5 will be taken …
The fracking industry and Texas authorities have likely significantly underestimated the amount of water used by frackers in the Eagle Ford Shale.
The Texas House gave initial approval at 3:23 a.m. Monday to a strict anti-abortion bill.
At 3:23 a.m., Texas House passes some of the harshest anti-abortion restrictions in the nation.